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On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbour and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. It set the stage for ...

On the night of December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty boarded three ships in the Boston harbour and threw 342 chests of tea overboard. It set the stage for the American revolutionary war.

A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Hitler

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  March 27, 2013
This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the ...

This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the outcome of WWII.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Hirohito

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  November 6, 2012
This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the ...

This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the outcome of WWII.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Roosevelt

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  October 30, 2012
This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the ...

This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the outcome of WWII.

To commemorate Anzac Day 2011 the History Channel explores the idea of the Digger; the legend, the myth and the truth. Through a sequence of pivotal battles we see the ...

To commemorate Anzac Day 2011 the History Channel explores the idea of the Digger; the legend, the myth and the truth. Through a sequence of pivotal battles we see the emergence of a type of fighting man with an international reputation as non-conformist and unparalleled as a shock troop or as a soldier able to function on his own initiative. Archive, re-enactments, expert commentary on worldwide scenes combined with first hand accounts chart the emergence of the national icon.

History's Verdict
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History's Verdict: Stalin

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  March 13, 2013
This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the ...

This program chronicles how the world leaders in the greatest military conflict in human history made their decisions and how these decisions (both good and bad) altered the outcome of WWII. Each episode of this thoughtful and striking television series focuses on one major player of the war, identifying his strengths and his weaknesses, his thinking, his decision-making, and the results.

In a decade-long campaign to change the course of world history through extreme acts of violence, ISIS has been called the most dangerous terrorist group in history. Frontline ...

In a decade-long campaign to change the course of world history through extreme acts of violence, ISIS has been called the most dangerous terrorist group in history. Frontline traces the growth of ISIS while investigating the repeated warnings of the threat by senior global policy makers. Drawing on interviews with senior officials, newly uncovered documents, audio recordings and jihadist videos, this documentary asks why the American government didn't recognise the threat in time to effectively counter what would become a deadly challenge to global security.

A signal emitted from Berlin travels in concentric circles and encompasses the world. From the destroyed streets of Berlin a message rose: never again. The world must change. ...

A signal emitted from Berlin travels in concentric circles and encompasses the world. From the destroyed streets of Berlin a message rose: never again. The world must change. This peace ceremony was twofold. First came May 7, in the small school in Rheims, north-east France, and in the face of Russian anger, the ceremony marking May 8, thus delaying a ceasefire with Germany until May 9 (Soviet time). From May 7 to May 9, a difference is felt as it grows, and two separate blocs are formed.

World at War
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World at War: Inside The Reich

Season 1  |  Episode 16  |  The History Channel  |  September 4, 2017
In 1940 Germany was in buoyancy, with her armies controlling Western Europe.

In 1940 Germany was in buoyancy, with her armies controlling Western Europe.

World at War
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World at War: Remember

Season 1  |  Episode 26  |  The History Channel  |  September 18, 2017
For those lucky enough to survive WWII it still remains the most significant experience of their lives.

For those lucky enough to survive WWII it still remains the most significant experience of their lives.

World at War
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World at War: Japan

Season 1  |  Episode 22  |  The History Channel  |  September 13, 2017
Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. Japan entered the war confident that its superior spiritual strength and discipline would prevail, but this was not to be.

Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. Japan entered the war confident that its superior spiritual strength and discipline would prevail, but this was not to be.

Fighting the Japanese in Burma is a nightmare for the inexperienced Allies.

Fighting the Japanese in Burma is a nightmare for the inexperienced Allies.

World at War
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World at War: Reckoning

Season 1  |  Episode 25  |  The History Channel  |  September 17, 2017
No single European country is a winner of the war in Europe and nobody wants to see Germany rise again.

No single European country is a winner of the war in Europe and nobody wants to see Germany rise again.

World at War
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World at War: The Bomb

Season 1  |  Episode 24  |  The History Channel  |  September 14, 2017
The world's first ever uranium bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. It's rationalised by the Allies that it would save millions of lives.

The world's first ever uranium bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. It's rationalised by the Allies that it would save millions of lives.

World at War
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World at War: Nemesis

Season 1  |  Episode 21  |  The History Channel  |  September 11, 2017
With the reality of defeat looming over Germany, Hitler retreats to an underground bunker.

With the reality of defeat looming over Germany, Hitler retreats to an underground bunker.

Throughout history, there have been many viciously cruel dictators, but few as deranged as Muammar Gaddafi - the man President Reagan dubs The Mad Dog of the Middle East. For ...

Throughout history, there have been many viciously cruel dictators, but few as deranged as Muammar Gaddafi - the man President Reagan dubs The Mad Dog of the Middle East. For 42 years, the Libyan despot terrifies, tortures and tricks the world with one horrific act after another. This is the story of Colonel Gaddafi, the Brotherly Leader, and the Middle East's longest serving dictator.

The initials SS stand for Schutzstaffel, or Protection Squad. This special documentary is compiled from interviews with former SS men, lawyers, and historians, and those who ...

The initials SS stand for Schutzstaffel, or Protection Squad. This special documentary is compiled from interviews with former SS men, lawyers, and historians, and those who had experience of the SS before, during, and after the war is produced and directed by filmmaker and military historian Andrew Mollo. It traces the origins of this handful of Hitler's bodyguards from the rowdy Munich beer halls of the early 1920s through to the controversy surrounding the SS today.

With the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of an 'era of transparency', opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more ...

With the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of an 'era of transparency', opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more light on the events that took place before and after September 11, 2001. Dramatically narrated by Daniel Sunjata of FX's Rescue Me, and an outspoken advocate for the First Responders, this program first examines mysterious and infamous events that reshaped world history - from the Reichstag Fire in 1933 that catapulted Hitler to dictatorship, to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964 that led to the Vietnam War - and then takes viewers on a turbulent journey through several pivotal moments in history before delving into the most significant catastrophe in recent memory, 9/11.

Award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years.

Award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years.

The Siege of Leningrad by the German Armed Forces began on 8 September 1941 and ended on 27 January 1944. For 872 days the city was surrounded. Within, the inhabitants fell ...

The Siege of Leningrad by the German Armed Forces began on 8 September 1941 and ended on 27 January 1944. For 872 days the city was surrounded. Within, the inhabitants fell into despair.

Between July and August, 1916, the small village of Pozieres in northern France became the centre of one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War and the key to the success ...

Between July and August, 1916, the small village of Pozieres in northern France became the centre of one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War and the key to the success of the Battle of the Somme.

The amazing story of the Nazi and war profiteer who ultimately saved 1300 Jews from death. Includes interviews with many "Schindler's List" survivors.

The amazing story of the Nazi and war profiteer who ultimately saved 1300 Jews from death. Includes interviews with many "Schindler's List" survivors.

Stalingrad
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Stalingrad

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  September 10, 2017
The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

The World At War
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The World At War: Genocide - 1941-1945

Season 1  |  Episode 20  |  The History Channel  |  April 8, 2015
Begins with the founding of the S.S. and follows the development of Nazi racial theory. It ends with the implementation of the Final Soution.

Begins with the founding of the S.S. and follows the development of Nazi racial theory. It ends with the implementation of the Final Soution.

This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical ...

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today.

While the moments and hours after John F Kennedy's tragic assassination were some of the most formative and important for America, that story has rarely, and only partially, ...

While the moments and hours after John F Kennedy's tragic assassination were some of the most formative and important for America, that story has rarely, and only partially, been told. With time as a central storytelling device, this program re-examines this pivotal day in history. Using stunning details found in newly public documents, it reveals a vice-president thrust into the role of commander-in-chief and left to make critical decisions with limited information.

For 30 years Joseph Stalin 'the man of steel' ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Tsarist Russian Empire, he became a gangster and ...

For 30 years Joseph Stalin 'the man of steel' ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Tsarist Russian Empire, he became a gangster and then a revolutionary. His quest for absolute power transformed his nation, but at a brutal cost. His tools for advancement were famine, slavery and execution. So many millions died to secure his power that he can be accused of genocide. He made himself into a communist God, and condemned his people to live in fear for decades.

The war is at its most intense. But that intensity, measured in casualties and destruction, does not suggest victory: the western front is a bloody stalemate. In part two, ...

The war is at its most intense. But that intensity, measured in casualties and destruction, does not suggest victory: the western front is a bloody stalemate. In part two, there is growing industrial unrest in Australia. Families like the McGinnesses are changed by the realities of loss and turn against war as a solution. Billy Hughes faces division at home. For so long a war of attrition, movement and manoeuvre suddenly returns to the battlefield in 1918. When it all ends, in November of 1918, the soldiers return home. Their sacrifice, and the experience of those who fought beside them, those who were touched by the war in so many ways, is what changed Australia forever.

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

World at War
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World at War: Genocide

Season 1  |  Episode 20  |  The History Channel  |  September 10, 2017
Heinrich Himmler set in motion the plan to realise Hitler's vision, resulting in the gradual establishment of concentration camps.

Heinrich Himmler set in motion the plan to realise Hitler's vision, resulting in the gradual establishment of concentration camps.

An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual ...

An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual in a struggle between a superpower and a cluster of other nations from across the world. They fought for a valley, the ancient and traditional invasion route to Seoul. If it had fallen, the southern capital and the war were lost.

The first program of the series introduces the enormity of the global problem of genocide through the story of one of the longest persecuted groups in history: the Jews. Since ...

The first program of the series introduces the enormity of the global problem of genocide through the story of one of the longest persecuted groups in history: the Jews. Since 70 AD, when the Romans entered Jerusalem killing more than a million Jews and enslaving almost as many, the wandering of the Jews has come to be known as the diaspora.

His speeches leave Italy bewitched. But behind all Benito Mussolini's bluster and posturing lies a dark heart of violence and brutality. This is the story of Il Duce, the Boss ...

His speeches leave Italy bewitched. But behind all Benito Mussolini's bluster and posturing lies a dark heart of violence and brutality. This is the story of Il Duce, the Boss and how a young socialist bully rises and transforms to become an icon of fascism. He beats and rapes women, ruthlessly drops mustard gas on Libya and Ethiopia, becomes enthralled by Adolf Hitler and his ideas and drags his country into a war they are hopelessly unprepared for and becomes complicit in the Holocaust.

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

In August 1945 the Red Army launched an overwhelming assault against Japanese-occupied Manchuria. It came on the same day that Japan suffered its second devastating nuclear ...

In August 1945 the Red Army launched an overwhelming assault against Japanese-occupied Manchuria. It came on the same day that Japan suffered its second devastating nuclear attack and proved instrumental in forcing the Japanese leadership to recognise that the war was lost. This is the fascinating untold story of the Red Army's last campaign of World War Two, which included the last battle of the war - a bloody amphibious landing on the remote Kurile Islands almost a week after Japan's surrender.

Mao Zedong was Supreme Leader of China for almost three decades. His merciless policies made him one of the most ruthless tyrants of the 20th Century. He was a sadist ...

Mao Zedong was Supreme Leader of China for almost three decades. His merciless policies made him one of the most ruthless tyrants of the 20th Century. He was a sadist intoxicated by others' pain; a dictator convinced that politics had to be violent; and a man who presided over the deaths of possibly more people than Hitler and Stalin combined. This is the story of a brutal autocrat, through his reign of cruelty and revenge, to a position of authority so great, his personality cult remains to this day.

World at War
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World at War: Pacific

Season 1  |  Episode 23  |  The History Channel  |  September 13, 2017
Ferocious fighting characterises the Allied offensive in the Pacific.

Ferocious fighting characterises the Allied offensive in the Pacific.

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical ...

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today.

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to ten years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to ten years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code breaking revelations, and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state of the art graphics this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

The vicious tyrant Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier ruthlessly dominated Haiti using violence and Voodoo. Rising from a humble country doctor, he made himself into a figure so ...

The vicious tyrant Francois 'Papa Doc' Duvalier ruthlessly dominated Haiti using violence and Voodoo. Rising from a humble country doctor, he made himself into a figure so terrifying to his people that many believed he had links with the Voodoo deity Baron Samedi, guardian of the graveyard. His private militia, the notorious Ton Ton Macoutes, became a byword for brutality, torturing and killing thousands of Haitians. He looted his country, stealing millions from some of the poorest people on earth.

In 1941 German armed forces overran vast swathes of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. But it was not long before the local population, encouraged by Nazi brutality, took up ...

In 1941 German armed forces overran vast swathes of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. But it was not long before the local population, encouraged by Nazi brutality, took up arms against the invader. Soviet partisans, operating under the command of a Central Headquarters in Moscow, created huge 'no-go' areas for German troops, and conducted a systematic campaign of sabotage against the enemy rail network.

Explore the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People s Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film ...

Explore the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People s Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film from a variety of sources, including formerly classified CIA collections, this fascinating documentary is a stunning visual profile of the man who created modern China but at a terrible price for millions of people. Featured topics include the failure of the Great Leap Forward in 1958, the tensions of the Sino-Soviet Split in 1962, the terrors of the Red Guards and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, and Mao's deteriorating health in the years leading up to his death.

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, ...

This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, and a terrorist mastermind committed to violent global jihad. With his hatred of American imperialism, his multiple vicious strikes against US civilian and military targets during the 1990s, and the planning, implementation, and aftermath, of the horrific suicidal attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden changes the world forever.

We meet some of the people whose lives we will follow through the terrible four years of war that are about to change Australian society. As the first sounds of menace are ...

We meet some of the people whose lives we will follow through the terrible four years of war that are about to change Australian society. As the first sounds of menace are heard, with the shots in far-off Sarajevo that assassinate the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Coles Brothers are opening their first store in Collingwood. In rural Victoria the sons and daughters of the McGinness family support their widowed mother in a life of pastoral comfort on their dairy farm. In London Australia's only true superstar, the opera singer Nellie Melba, performs before the crowned heads of Europe. In less than six weeks the tensions and rivalries of the European powers have dragged that continent to war. And because those powers have global empires, the world is at war. Australia is at war.

An unknown chapter of Anne Frank's life has recently been uncovered. A volunteer was sorting through Holocaust manuscripts in the YIVO archives at the Institute for Jewish ...

An unknown chapter of Anne Frank's life has recently been uncovered. A volunteer was sorting through Holocaust manuscripts in the YIVO archives at the Institute for Jewish Research when she came upon letters written by Anne Frank's father. Otto Frank wrote dozens of letters to various contacts in the US Government desperately trying to save his family from the clutches of the Nazis, letters that were lost until now. Otto's letters and the US State Department's responses paint a picture of the world's failure to respond to the plight of Jewish refugees. In this film, Anne Franks' surviving family, Buddy Elias and Eva Schloss, relate the unknown story of the Frank family's frantic search for sanctuary. And in so doing, the film retells the Anne Frank story, a poignant reminder of the plight of a world-famous refugee who has no where to go.

This is the story of Saddam Hussein, a man thought to be more sadistic than Hitler, and how he rules Iraq with an utter contempt for humanity for 23 years. This historical ...

This is the story of Saddam Hussein, a man thought to be more sadistic than Hitler, and how he rules Iraq with an utter contempt for humanity for 23 years. This historical documentary looks at how the extreme pleasure he derives from limitless cruelty plays a significant part in his transformation from a violent young street thug to one of the most notorious dictators in the Middle East. How with patience throughout the 1970s he skilfully manoeuvres himself into power and the horrifically violent acts he commits in order to keep his iron grip on the nation - including genocide. And how his megalomania reaches such epic heights he believes he can get away with anything, bringing him into direct conflict with almost the entire world.

Inside The Vietnam War
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Inside The Vietnam War

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  November 20, 2016
The Vietnam War was a decade-long struggle that humbled America. It has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying ...

The Vietnam War was a decade-long struggle that humbled America. It has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying war as experienced by the men who fought it, believing they were there to win. Their experiences revolve around "tipping points", affecting the crucial events that shaped military decisions and, ultimately, determined the outcome of the war. From the rise of Ho Chi Minh in 1959 and the subsequent formation of the Vietcong to the deadly battle in La Drang valley in 1965 through to the quagmire of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and its eventual conclusion in 1975, no detail is spared in this three-part, back to back special.

This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one ...

This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one of the world's worst famines while he lives the high life with imported women, booze and the world's finest foods. Its North Korea's Kim Jong-il. Stories from defectors include the rumour that he drowned his younger brother as a child, that he bugged his own father to see if he was considering someone else to take over from him, and that he had rivals shot if he thought they might stand in his way - all fell by the wayside in Kim's ruthless quest for power.

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of ...

Brings to life the story of the people of the Soviet Union during World War II who struggle to survive the tyrannical reign of Joseph Stalin. A compelling story of dictatorship, bloody battles, and endless courage as the Soviet people combat not only Hitler and the Germany Army, but their own leader as well. Hosted by former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, this 10-hour program features never-before-seen Russian images, once-secret documents, and leading Russian historians to explore Russia from 1924 through 1953.

Ethnic cleansing in its most incomprehensible phase, people who once enjoyed intermarriage and friendship turning against each other in a false belief that either ethnically ...

Ethnic cleansing in its most incomprehensible phase, people who once enjoyed intermarriage and friendship turning against each other in a false belief that either ethnically different neighbour poses a threat to their own survival.

Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to ...

Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to change his "white man's name" of Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Ali refused to serve in the Vietnam War - even after his status as a conscientious objector was denied - on the grounds of protesting racial injustice at home. This documentary explores what made him such a controversial, charismatic and influential figure, not only in the sporting arena, but in world history generally.

In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The storming of the Bastille by a mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, set loose a generation of warfare and sowed the seeds for the modern political system.
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)
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